The ways to save water at home are endless. Conserving water at home not only can help lower your water bill but it can also have a great environmental effect. Let’s consider a few ways to save water around the house.
There are some basic things that anyone can easily do around the house to conserve water:
- Shut off the faucet while washing hands, dishes, and other things. It may be easier to leave the water running but it’s best to turn the faucet off. You can waste almost a quarter of a gallon of water during a 20-second hand wash so that can add up if we keep the water running.
- Run the dishwasher. In most cases, the dishwasher generally uses less water than handwashing. But be sure to run the dishwasher with a full load on the short cycle and don’t pre-rinse the dishes.
- Wash clothes on the shortest washing machine cycle and use cold water whenever it is possible. Avoid using the permanent press cycle because it uses both warm and cold water.
- Take shorter showers and take them less frequently. Changing up the shower routine may not be easy but you can reduce the amount of water used this way.
- Install a low flow showerhead. This kind of showerhead can significantly reduce the amount of water you use when you shower.
- Quickly repair any leaky faucets. Consider an upgrade of your toilet. A high-efficiency toilet will use less water per flush. This can save your household and fewer gallons of water.
- Compost your food scraps instead of using a built-in garbage disposal. Garbage disposals requires a steady stream of water when the disposal is running. If you start a backyard compost not only will you reduce your water usage but you’ll help create nutrient-rich soil for your garden as well.
Get started with some of these tips today and save water at home.